Tag Archives: Register to Vote

Northern Ireland election a well-run event – but more needs to be done to improve electoral registration.

  The 5 May 2016 saw the fifth election to the Northern Ireland Assembly. Over 1.2 million people were registered to vote ahead of the election and a total 703,744 ballots were cast on the day itself. Our report on … Continue reading

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High levels of voter satisfaction with Scottish Parliament election but more work needed to modernise electoral process

  More than 2.2 million votes were cast on 5 May 2016 – the highest number ever recorded at a general election to the Scottish Parliament. The priority at any election is to ensure that people find it easy to … Continue reading

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The making of the London elections campaign

Dayna Brackley takes us behind the scenes of the #LondonVotes public awareness campaign in the lead up to the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections on Thursday 5 May. I am the Senior Manager of the marketing, brand and … Continue reading

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Don’t be stuck in second gear… #RegAFriend

For people of a certain age, it’s upsetting to think that it is now more than 20 years since the first episode of the US sitcom Friends aired on UK TV. At the time it launched, the show kicked off … Continue reading

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You don’t have to have a home in order to register to vote

As a leading charity for homeless and vulnerable people in London, SHP works with some of the most marginalised people in society. Many of our clients struggle to access vital opportunities and resources such as health care, employment, housing, education … Continue reading

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Nobody at the Electoral Commission can use a PC – or so we told them…

Last week staff at the Commission walked in to find signs on their computers saying ‘You can’t use a PC today’.  I’m an early starter so I spent the first hour of my day suggesting people should turn over the sign … Continue reading

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Getting Students to vote at the General Election

In September we launched our general election manifesto New Deal for the Next Generation and #GenerationVote – a campaign for students and students’ unions to get people talking about the election and registered to vote. Since then, we’ve seen students’ … Continue reading

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The thudding football and the challenge of maximising student voter registration

When I was a student, I lived for a year in an end of terrace house next door to a school. My bed was in the front room shoved up against an outside wall which faced the school playground. The … Continue reading

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Our analysis of the electoral registers in England and Wales

On 1 December 2014, Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) across England and Wales published revised electoral registers. Today, we have published our analysis of those registers. It identified that the size of the registers in England and Wales was approximately 2% … Continue reading

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Turning 17 is a big milestone

With the huge momentum that National Voter Registration Day has generated, what better time than now to register to vote and have your say? In this guest blog, Red Driving School explain why they think it’s so important to spread … Continue reading

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